The Life of Muhammad
This is a set of key articles which deal with various aspects of the life of Muhammad: the Muslim authors of Muhammad’s biography, the major events in his life, the development of the idealised image of Muhammad, and the image of Muhammad in the eyes of early medieval non-Muslim writers. The articles are preceded by an introduction reviewing major trends in the scholarly research.
'...will be of considerable use to those interested in exploring Islam's origin and the life of Muhammad...excellently edited...In presenting quality, state of the art discussions...the book represents a valuable source book ...may point the way forward for Muhammad study.' Journal of Semitic Studies 'Reviewing this collection of studies...has been a pleasure... Rubin's general introduction to the field is balanced as well as instructive... the studies selected actually do represent most of the important topics and approaches which have been current in Western scholarship for some time and probably will remain so for some time to come... in its balanced and very well-informed form Rubin's introduction must be seen,..., as one of the best introductions to the subject.' Jerusalem Studies in Arabic and Islam